iTunes for Windows lets you connect and manage your Apple devices to your Windows computer.
iTunes for Windows is something most Windows geeks who use an iPhone consider a necessary evil. It wants to take over as your default player. After installation, you will have Apple Application Support (32 AND 64 bit), Apple Mobile Device Support, Apple Software Update, Bonjour (ugh), and one moreâ€¦ oh yeah, iTunes. It also comes with at least one startup item and a few processes. All I want to do is manage my playlist, but Apple wants to take over your PC.
You think this might all be worth it, but to be honest, I have always found the interface easy to use, assuming youâ€™re just doing the basics. Anything else can be tricky and require looking up how to use it. iCloud always wants to install, and you have to authorize your phone every time you plug it in without iTunes for Windows. Iâ€™m banging my head against my desk as I write this. But, I got my playlist updated, so thereâ€™s that.
iPhones can now do most of what you need without iTunes, so you donâ€™t need, nor want this, unless you want to manage movies, music, etc. Other third-party programs do this, but I have rarely found them to work as well as iTunes for Windows, even with all of its faults.
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